Talk:sword

melée has issues... Changed to melée.

  • has issues in IE 6.0. Changed to [[melee|melée]].

how long is 'long-bladed'?Edit

surely the definition could be more specific?

sower-d?Edit

I'd like to confirm the second pronunciation /soʊrd/, as shown on Dictionary.com. If it is really used in American English, it must be disyllabic like sower. Isn't it rather pronounced like the non-rhotic sowed? — TAKASUGI Shinji (talk) 04:42, 9 October 2011 (UTC)

I could not find /soʊrd/ at Dictionary.com. I would say that in American English, it should be pronounced /soɻd/, but some people may pronounce it /ˈsoʊ.ɚd/. —Stephen (Talk) 08:09, 9 October 2011 (UTC)
Please press the Show IPA on that page. Okay, so some people actually pronounce it /ˈsoʊ.ɚd/. Thanks, that's what I wanted to know. — TAKASUGI Shinji (talk) 13:44, 9 October 2011 (UTC)

RFC discussion: September 2010Edit

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Overstuffed ety section. Needs proto appendices to offload cognate lists to. DCDuring TALK 16:00, 15 September 2010 (UTC)

Yes I sometimes remove cognates. FWIW the RFC tag now takes up more place than the cognates. Codecat might be able to help with the Proto-Germanic link. Mglovesfun (talk) 16:10, 15 September 2010 (UTC)
I'm sure it will be promptly removed by our crack squad of etymologists, once the entry is clean up. If not, then deletion of the cognates seems appropriate. DCDuring TALK 16:16, 15 September 2010 (UTC)
Created Appendix:Proto-Germanic *swerdan, and added all the descendants I could find to that (anyone happen to know the West Frisian and Afrikaans words?). Do with the original what you wish. :) —CodeCat 16:34, 15 September 2010 (UTC)
Thanks. Now all we need is PIE. DCDuring TALK 17:05, 15 September 2010 (UTC)


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